Remember how we put ABC Family on blast last week for really leveraging the future of “Bunheads,” and putting the entire cast of this show on hold, based on the ratings for some of their new shows? Well, we really should have been doing the same for “The Lying Game.” The possibility of a season 3 hinges largely on what new shows “Twisted” and “The Fosters” do, which is not a great message to send to your viewers in that the best thing for “The Lying Game” would be one of the new shows faring poorly.
Well, we have yet another sign that shows that the series is in trouble. According to Soap Opera Digest, Tyler Christopher has been put on contract for his “General Hospital” role, which means that the time he would have to reprise his character on ABC Family would be minimal. This is never a good sign.
While ABC Family (as echoed by TVLine) has said that no firm decision has been made on the show’s future, Christopher signing this contract is an indication that he believes his other job will be going away. Sadly, we’re at this point starting to wonder the same thing. “Twisted” had pretty solid numbers for its premiere last week, and that was with it technically being a repeat. It also has done pretty well in terms of Twitter traffic.
Ultimately, we think that “Bunheads” has a slightly better chance at survival thanks to the awards-show buzz around star Sutton Foster, and with the series receiving a key tax credit, but even it could go either way.
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